Loving Father, our faith is more precious than gold. The poking, prodding and refining you do in our lives brings us to be so much more than we ever thought possible. The faith we carry for Jesus lights our way and lightens our hearts. May others see this unspeakable and inexpressible joy you bring. May it brighten our countenance. May it overflow our emotions to where we can do nothing but speak of the wonder faith in Jesus produces, as Paul says, even the salvation of our souls. Let others see Jesus in us. Let them hear his words out of our mouths. Let them know his touch through our loving care. Let them know that you are the one true God through us. Even the angels seek to know this mystery. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV)